PHOTOS: Transitarte brings art, music to sunny San José streets

March 19, 2018

This year’s Transitarte festival brought josefinos to the parks and streets of the east-central section of Costa Rica’s capital city for activities ranging from shopping, open-air concerts and children’s theater to sidewalk chart depictions of the Old Masters.

As in previous editions of the popular festival, standstill traffic and hustling office workers were replaced by happy crowds, hula-hooping families, a special display featuring floats and designs from December’s Festival de la Luz, and much more. Festival-goers snacked on traditional food or the offerings from food trucks next to the Escuela Metálica, listened to music and checked out the work of local artisans.

Take in some of the sights from this year’s Transitarte, organized by the Municipality of San José and held primarily in Parques Morazán, España and Nacional.

The art fest Transitarte 2018 filled east-central San José, Costa Rica with happy spectators on March 18.
Katherine Stanley / The Tico Times
The art fest Transitarte 2018 filled east-central San José, Costa Rica with happy spectators on March 18.
Katherine Stanley / The Tico Times
The art fest Transitarte 2018 filled east-central San José, Costa Rica with happy spectators on March 18.
Katherine Stanley / The Tico Times
The art fest Transitarte 2018 filled east-central San José, Costa Rica with happy spectators on March 18.
A Festival de la Luz artist's sketch on display. Katherine Stanley / The Tico Times
The art fest Transitarte 2018 filled east-central San José, Costa Rica with happy spectators on March 18.
That's all, folks! Wine glasses, a wooden spoon and one well-balanced performer entrance crowds at the Parque España. Katherine Stanley / The Tico Times
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